Reviewer:David Clarke -
February 16, 2008 Subject:
Christ is the Saviour of Siners
This hymn, by H.Wreford, I first learned as a child, introduced to it by my godly mother. Sung to the tune "Showers of blessing", it immediately fastened itself into my memory. Now, at 71, it still goes through my mind frequently, and its great attraction is its enthusiastic simplicity in expressing the benefit of Christ's death for the individual. I have used it many times in Gospel preaching, although it does not appear in most modern evangelical hymnbooks and I have had to use duplicated sheets. It deserves wider knowledge and usage. I prefer "shedding his blood as a ransom" to "giving himself as a ransom" but that is a minor quibble.